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Going for broke: Could austerity trigger a return to recession? (part 2)

With growth now slowing even in Germany and China, Jan Randolph of IHS Global Insight warns against 'snuffing out the recovery' with too much (and the wrong kind) of austerity. Our panel debates the risk of a new global recession.

  • Michel MARTINEZ. Chief Economist France, Société Générale ;
  • Balázs EGERT. Economics Department, France/Poland Desk, OECD ;
  • Marjorie ALEXANDRE. Confederal Assistant, International Department, Force Ouvrière ;
  • Jan RANDOLPH. Director of Sovereign Risk Analysis, IHS Global Insight (from London);
  • Georges UGEUX. Chairman and CEO, Galileo Global Advisors LLC. Former Group Executive Vice President, New York Stock Exchange (from New York);
  • Michel de FABIANI. President, Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry (by phone from Paris).

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2017-10-19 Europe

Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

Since 10 am local time, Spain has entered unchartered waters. Madrid's deadline for Catalonia's leader to renounce independence has come and gone. So what will Madrid do now?...

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

One-man rule? China's Xi Jinping consolidates grip on power

Xi Jinping has been showing the rank and file who's the boss at the opening of the 19th congress of the Chinese Communist Party, one that's set to further consolidate his grip on...

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction has been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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